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They need more training, like corporations would do. Send them to sensitivity trainings run by the people they’re dealing with. — Trae Pendleton, Marketing, Dorchester
There’s nothing you can do with the Boston police. It’s a racist city. It’s never going to change. — Michelle, Certified Nursing Assistant, Roxbury
They need to understand that not everybody is into negative things. We’re not all committing crimes. — Jeffrey Williams, Unemployed, Roxbury
They need to give us more respect. They expect respect, but you have to give it to get it. — Louise Marvel, Unemployed, Roxbury
It would be nice if they could hire people from this community. People don’t have a lot of trust for the police. — Bob Marshall, Community Activist, Roxbury
People from the police department should meet with the community on a regular basis. People need to be able to tell them how they’re feeling about police harassment. — Darlene Vaughn, Animal Technician, Roxbury
What do you think police can do to foster better community relations?